Monday, February 23, 2009

Album of the Day

Such Fine Particles of the Universe, by Bubblemath (2001): I think "frenetic" is an apt description for what these guys do. Think early echolyn, or maybe its spin off finneus guage, hopped up on crystal meth and that just about gets it right. Maybe all that energy is what they need to keep warm up in Minnesota! That said, when it all works, as it does quite a bit, this a really fun disc to listen to. The lyrics are often clever and occasionally insightful. The tunes are dazzling in their odd meters and start/stop bits. However, on occasion, it sounds like they're trying a bit too hard (lyrically, in particular). It's a winner more often than not, tho'.

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